By Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman
A synthesis of 2 amazing spare time activities — making issues and ingesting — Beer Crafts is the reply to the age-old query of what to do with these ninety nine bottles of beer at the wall.
While writer and crafter extraordinaire Shawn Bowman want to imagine she got here up with the belief on her personal, suggestion quite got here from her eight-year-old daughter, who spent a summer season enthusiastic about making jewellery out of her parents' discarded bottle caps. discovering the notice on her table, “My crafting includes you to open a beer,” the writer had what can in simple terms be known as an epiphany: “ALL crafting may still contain me beginning a beer.” She raised her daughter’s allowance, and set right down to scripting this e-book. yet first, she opened a beer.
Beer Crafts indicates you ways to repurpose not only the caps but additionally labels, bottles, or even cans into valuable, hip, and quirky goods — from attention-getting (if no longer downright attractive) garter belts to the vintage crochet beer can hat, to beer bottle tags, to fridge magnets, and extra. The initiatives are tremendous enjoyable, effortless to make (even for a first-time crafter), and lots of the offers are stuff you most likely have already got available or chilling within the fridge.
Beer Crafts has jewellery and add-ons for men and gals. From cowboy hats made up of beer case bins and masculine bottle label belt buckles and wallets to flowery bottle best flip-flops and cute-as-a-button beer cap headbands, there’s a bit anything for everybody — even beer can jackets for the family members puppy! Beer bottles themselves dress up with insulating crochet cozies and fancy attraction necklaces, finishing all arguments over whose drink is whose, whilst they’re all sincerely marked “mine”! There are even funky domestic decor tasks, together with candle holders, patio lanterns, chook feeders, and a memo board. And with lots of beer prices and trivialities, Beer Crafts is suggested bar studying should you don't craft.
Tie one on — then braid it, glue it, and decorate it — with Beer Crafts.
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Screw in each brace board with four 1¼″ screws, two on each end. You could also add one in the middle of the top cross brace to secure it to the frame. Cut the top trim board, leaving extra length over each side to add embellishments. Sand the piece, and then screw in the trim with three 1¼″ screws. Arrange the headboard planks to your liking and screw each board into each cross brace with one screw in each spot. You will have a total of two 1¼″ screws per plank. Stand the headboard up to see if there are any unruly boards that need extra attention and to make sure the frame is solid.
It is a good idea to use a countersink bit while pre-drilling the holes for the screws, so no screw heads will be sticking above the bar's surface. Now, stand the bar base up and set the top of bar in place. Screw the bar top into the block of base if possible for tightest bond. Use six 1¼″ screws (three per pallet), one for each block. This bar was so heavy and awkward in my house, but I love it outside! For a style like this one, use a green stain, or another color of your choice, and finish with polyurethane.
Make sure you leave enough space between the supports to allow the bar top to fit over the bar base with block pallets sitting inside long stringer sides. You can glue these to the inside of the frame or just hammer them into place, as they will be secure once you screw deck boards into them. Screw deck boards into vertical support boards and horizontal side stringers with ten 1¼″ screws, two per board. It is a good idea to use a countersink bit while pre-drilling the holes for the screws, so no screw heads will be sticking above the bar's surface.